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Outspoken, hilarious, and a fierce competitor: that's Tonga's pride, Amini Fonua. The swimmer gets candid with Charley Walters on the beach in Rio.

August 18 2016 6:24 AM

"When it comes to the female trans athlete, I'm confused," the lesbian swimmer said in a commentary on National Public Radio.

August 17 2016 10:00 PM Updated

The celebrated LGBT athlete is a mentor to American divers competing now in Rio.

August 17 2016 3:06 PM

A social media post from Ellen DeGeneres of her riding Olympic gold medalist Usain Bolt has some finding humor and others crying racism. 

August 16 2016 10:56 PM

Out women basketball players competing in the Olympics speak out about why there is not a single out player in the NBA.

August 16 2016 5:31 PM

One of their methods: Just grab a friend and pretend he's a horse.

August 16 2016 3:17 PM